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New Publication on Watersheds
The Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems at the University of
Nebraska has just published Volume 9 in its series of Extension and
Education Materials for Sustainable Agriculture. The title of the report is
"Facing a Watershed: Managing Profitable and Sustainable Landscapes in the
21st Century." The 261-page volume, edited by Heidi Carter, Richard Olson
and Charles Francis, contains materials from the North Central SARE
Professional Development Program workshops held in summer 1998. Below is a
condensed version of the editors' introduction and the report sections.
The watershed is a place within which a sustainable agriculture can
root. Sustainable agriculture is based upon a knowledge of place, of the
particular soils, plants, climate, and people that comprise a farm and
community and landscape of which the farm is a part. Without local
knowledge, places erode-literally, in the movement of soil from fields to
streams, and figuratively, in the decay of community, and the alienation of
different groups of people.
Americans are increasingly transient, rarely living in one place
enough to come to know it or to care about it. Ian McHarg refers to a
generation of "asphalt people" with no knowledge of natural systems and
processes. Not everyone has accepted this loss of local knowledge and a
sense of place.
Volume 9 contains many stories of people who have reconnected with
watersheds and in so doing strengthened their agriculture, environment, and
communities. From their successes, failures, and hard-won lessons comes a
tool kit for educating, facilitating, and organizing.
Overview of Freshwater Use, Introduction to Watershed Management, and a
Watershed Management Plan
Group Dynamics in Designing and Implementing a Watershed Management Plan
Information Sources for Watershed Management
Conservation Buffers and Riparian Management
Farmland Protection, Green Corridors, and Suburban Sprawl
Information Sources for Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture
To order, send a check payable to the University of Nebraska for $10.00 US
(note it is for Volume 9) to: Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems,
U. Nebraska, PO Box 830949, Lincoln, NE 68583-0949. (Price includes s&h in
U.S.; for air book rate to Canada, add $5; air rate to other countries,
check with the CSAS office - this applies to all volumes in the series). For
questions, contact the CSAS office, 402-472-2056, email@example.com.
Chapter contents of Volume 9 as well as information on other publications of
the CSAS can be found at http://ianrwww.unl.edu/ianr/csas/reports.htm.
For content questions about Volume 9, contact co-editor Heidi Carter in the
CSAS office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pam Murray, Coordinator
Center for Grassland Studies and
Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems
PO Box 830949
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68583-0949
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